In this breakthrough book based on her company's #WomenWhoWork initiative, Ivanka Trump-wife, mother, real estate developer, entrepreneur, and founder of her eponymous fashion brand and IvankaTrump.com-disrupts the existing narrative of women and work to present a new worldview that celebrates how women work in all aspects of their lives. Through highly tactical, solution-oriented content, Trump empowers readers with the insight and tools to define success on their own terms and create the lives they want to live.
Fifty percent of the world's workforce is made up of women, yet the term "working women" is still used as if they're an anomaly. Thanks in part to the generations of women who came before and fought hard to earn a seat at the table, today's working women-among them, tens of millions of millennials-are able to do things differently. Disappearing are the days of face time for the sake of face time, 9-to-5 hours, and perfectly mapped career paths.
"Today's generation of women is the first to be able to unabashedly embrace the fact that our lives are multidimensional," writes Trump. "We're deeply invested in our careers, but they don't solely define us. For us, it's about working smarter, not harder; integrating our personal passions and priorities with our professional goals in order to architect lives we love."
For the CEO of her own company or a recent college graduate, a mother working full time at home to raise a family or a part-time freelancer, this book celebrates the fact that, when it comes to women and work, there isn't one "right" answer. By redefining what it means to be a modern working woman, and offering content that inspires, supports, and empowers, Women Who Work will establish a new ideal, changing the conversation around women and work to one that's more positive, accurate, and inclusive.
I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn't one right answer. The only person who can create a life you'll love is you.
Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead--which look different for each of us.
I've been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also--and just as importantly--a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, "work" encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas.
After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about "women who work." So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions.
Women who work lead meetings and train for marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses.
Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I've learned from some of the amazing people I've met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women--now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can.
"Who knows more about success than Ivanka Trump? Buy it and learn something!" --Judge Jeanine Pirro "This is a chatty step-by-step guide to living a happy life and getting ahead in a career." --USA Today "Ivanka shows how success starts with a certain mindset that can take anyone to the front office." --Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe and author of Knowing Your Value "The advice is spot-on for everyone, not just women." --Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness